The Rossica Society publishes two journals per year, the first in the Spring and the next in the Fall.
The journal consists of scholarly articles focused on all aspects of Russian philately that may include information on the pre-stamp days of Russia, Imperial postage, prison mail, World War correspondence, or the postage of post-Soviet states. The fascinating and sometimes incredibly confusing history of Russia, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet states make our hobby a most interesting one!
Added on 2018-11-30
Summary: The exhibit is the first attempt to summarize the postal history of Kazan and Kazan province from the pre-adhesive period and to 10/25/1917. This region, with the exception of a few small notes, was not actually studied before. Here are presented, bo...See the Exhibit
Added on 2018-10-14
Summary: The German attack at the USSR the 22nd of June 1941 was the start of history's biggest and bloodiest conflict. The exhibit will show the postal censorship that was introduced as a result of the war after the attack the 22nd of June 1941 until the end...See the Exhibit
Exhibit Categories: CensorshipImperialSocial PhilatelyWorld War I
The total number of POWs of the Great War approached eight million. Most of them were held in Russia (2.4M), Germany (2.4M), and Austria-Hungary (between 1.2 and 1.9M). The treatment of prisoners was regulated by the Hague Convention, signed by all major belligerents.
In particular, the prisoners were allowed to correspond with their home countries postage-free. The captor countries had to supply the POWs with blank postcards, and most of the surviving mail of POWs is written on such formular cards. At the same time, quite a few prisoners sent home PPCs, which required additional effort and expenses to procure. The visual message of these postcards supplemented the text. It was often especially important because of the censorship of POW mail.
The exhibit is divided into Chapters corresponding to the countries of captivity. Within each Chapter, if necessary, the mail is arranged according to its destination. When appropriate, non-PPC material is added as a means of social commentary to the conditions of captivity.